04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Perceived discrimination and depression: moderating effects of coping, acculturation, and ethnic support

Perceived discrimination and depression: moderating effects of coping, acculturation, and ethnic support

The authors evaluated the effects of cultural norms and social contexts on coping processes involved in dealing with perceived racial discrimination. Cross-sectional data derived from personal interviews with Korean immigrants residing in Toronto were analyzed. Among the respondents, active, problem-focused coping styles were more effective in reducing the impacts on depression of perceived discrimination, while […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Creating opportunities for parent empowerment: program effects on the mental health/coping outcomes of critically ill young children and their mothers

Creating opportunities for parent empowerment: program effects on the mental health/coping outcomes of critically ill young children and their mothers

OBJECTIVE: Increasing numbers of children in the United States (ie, approximately 200 children per 100,000 population) require intensive care annually, because of advances in pediatric therapeutic techniques and a changing spectrum of pediatric disease. These children are especially vulnerable to a multitude of short- and long-term negative emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes, including a higher […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Preliminary effects of brief school-based prevention approaches for reducing youth suicide–risk behaviors, depression, and drug involvement

Preliminary effects of brief school-based prevention approaches for reducing youth suicide–risk behaviors, depression, and drug involvement

PROBLEM: Few empirically tested, school-based, suicide-prevention programs exist. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the postintervention efficacy of Counselors-CARE (C-CAST) and Coping and Support Training (CAST) vs. “usual care” controls for reducing suicide risk. METHODS: A randomized prevention trial; 341 potential dropouts, 14 to 19 years old, from seven high schools (52% female, […]

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